Is it normal for a Videopac to Start with Scambled screen?

Started by Hellfish74, November 13, 2023, 12:59:59 PM

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Hellfish74

Hello,

Just wanted to confirm if it normal operation for a Videopac 7000 (pal / uk) to start with a scrambed screen and Beeping. Pressing reset gets the game working.

I sure the one I had back in the day, started at the Select Game Screen, and I did not have to press reset, but now I'm not sure if it's a fault or Normal Operation.

Thanks

Spacemonster

Hi Hellfish74,
 
This is not normal operation. You did recall it correct, normal operation start with a Select Game screen with no beeping.
If this is with a game cartridge in the console maybe you can try another one. There could be a problem with the cartridge.

Regards,
Gerko
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Hellfish74

Thanks for the reply,

It's with every game I've tried. I have clean both the socket and Cartridges, but consistantly does the same each time.

Some on another page said this was normal, but I did'nt think so.

Spacemonster

May seem like a key on the keyboard is stuck. Can you play games on it?
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Janzl

Quote from: Hellfish74 on November 13, 2023, 12:59:59 PMJust wanted to confirm if it normal operation for a Videopac 7000 (pal / uk) to start with a scrambed screen and Beeping. Pressing reset gets the game working.


Yes, it is a thing I have seen quite often. It doesn't bother me. Multiple systems I have behave that way.
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Hellfish74

OK, thanks, it all works fine after a reset, and Just done a 'Composite mod' on it, and replaced the Internal Power supply.

Did'nt know if I needed to recapped it, but happy with it as is, at the moment.